Sequel to the warning about an impending in Public Places in Abuja by the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) government, operatives of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) and soldiers from the US Army have raided Trademore Estate, Phase 3, located in the federal capital territory (FCT).
According to the chairman of the estate, Mr. Adewale Adenaike, the security operatives closed down the estate gates on Monday to stop vehicular movements, while the operation was ongoing.
“It happened on Monday. We were in our houses when our estate was locked up. Nobody going out, nobody coming into the estate. As the chairman, I came out to find out what was happening in the estate. I discovered it was a sting operation by our DSS and some American soldiers, and it was alleged, I repeat, it was alleged, right, that they were looking for somebody who had suspected terrorist activity, it was alleged as such,” Adenaike said.
“As I was approaching the gate to my own street, the heavily masked DSS guys stopped me from going, and I told them I can’t stop because people are calling me for information so they will need to tell me why you are here, and that was how I got to know the alleged terrorist activity.
“And because they were DSS and with the American army I had nothing to say, I just said okay, they had to do what they had to do, and when they finished what they were doing, all we saw was to see them drive away with a couple of people from the estate.
“As I speak to you I do not have details of what happened, I don’t know what happened. There has been a lot of insinuation and rumour. I am not a rumour monger, therefore, I refuse to escalate the rumour I have been hearing.”
Adenaike said suspects were arrested in the boys’ quarters section of a duplex occupied by a family in the estate.